Digital Public Library Of America Launches

Digital Public Library Of America Launches

How the newly-launched online library builds off the work of public libraries, museums and archives and creates exciting new possibilities for researchers, programmers and curious minds.

Public libraries have long played a central role in American communities. The Digital Public Library of America aims to follow in that tradition as an online database of the nation’s collective history and culture. We’ll look at how the newly-launched online library builds off the work of public libraries, museums and archives and creates exciting new possibilities for researchers, programmers and curious minds.

Guests

Dan Cohen

Founding executive director, Digital Public Library of America; director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media Studies, George Mason University

Rachel Frick

Director, Digital Library Federation Program, Council on Library and Information Resources

Martin Kalfatovic

Associate Director of Digital Services, Smithsonian Libraries; program director, Biodiversity Heritage Library

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